Scientific Name of Sloth Bear
Features and Facts of Sloth Bear
- Length of life: About 35-40 years in zoos.
- Size: 150 to 190 cm
- Weight: 80 to 140 kg
- Habitat: Forests and grasslands
- Diet: Eggs, insects, termites, carrion, honeycombs and vegetation
- Gestation: 4 to 7 months
- Distribution: Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India
- Status: Endangered
Conservation of Sloth Bear
Habitat loss, illegal capture, large scale hunting, etc landed this species in deep crisis. In order to protect the population of Sloth Bear, the government of India has taken active measures. Wildlife (Protection) Act, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA), Integrated Sloth Bear Conservation and Welfare Project (ISBCW), etc are jointly working for the conservation of this species.